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Aug 25, 2008 01:45 PM

Stumptown coffee at Boerum Hill Food Co.

As I was walking by this past weekend, I noticed a sign outside of the BHFC stating that they were now serving Stumptown coffee from Portland, OR. I'm quite happy about this, as I like the spot, although they used to serve Gorilla, which I find to be over-roasted.

Anyways, coffee geeks in the neighborhood may want to check this out and see how they're doing with these beans.

Boerum Hill Food Co.
134 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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  1. stumptown is already setting up in town(manhattan)...

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      1. re: Joe MacBu

        thanks joe, even better! i've heard nothing but great things about them. :-)

        1. re: TBird

          I'm there! I brought back some last time I was in PDX in Nov. Thanks for the tips!

    1. That's brilliant that they'll be setting up in Red Hook. Very exciting.

      1. they sell it at Brooklyn Label too

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        1. re: VeggieBooty

          I live in Greenpoint but was down on Smith Street today and I am out of beans so I stopped in at Boerum Hill Food Co. to pick some up. I was nicely told by the guy working behind the counter that they were sold out of bags for sale, but would have more later in the week. No big deal, I thought, I'll just take the G up to Brooklyn Label and pick up a bag there on my way home.

          So I get in there about 4:10, the door is wide open, the restaurant is half full, the cashier is counting money and says that they are closed so he can't sell me the beans. It doesn't matter that they have bags and bags of them and I don't need anyone to help me. It doesn't matter that I have exact change. It doesn't matter that half the tables still are eating and for sure haven't paid. What has happened is that they have lost me as a customer, and Boerum Hill Food Co. will be seeing me again in the near future.

          1. re: VeggieBooty

            It is odd. They have changed their menu, and apparently have decided to become mean in the bargain. I was there for brunch this weekend, and I actually felt like I was on candid camera. At what point would I snap and start shrieking at the waitperson? Anyway. The new menu is also a little sad. More upscale and particular. They have done away with the more diner classic kind of food that I think they used to do so well.

            1. re: gnosh

              My husband and I had a really nice breakfast there a few days ago, sitting at the lovely table in the window. I had a cheddar and sundried tomato omelet. Husband had a very nice goat cheese omelet. I personally didn't like the old menu...everything was very heavy and dinerish. The omelets, in contrast, were light and fluffy and just the right size.

              1. re: Nehna

                Well, omelets were always on the menu. And I consider dinerish to be a good thing, when done with care.

                1. re: gnosh

                  I don't disagree on diner food, though its not a favorite of mine. My point was really that the food I had, with the old menu, was not diner food 'done with care' was just heavy, greasy breakfast food that I wasnt fond of, as opposed to the light food we had there the other day. Might just be a personal preference thing. Breakfast has never been a favorite meal of mine.

                  1. re: Nehna

                    I know they have changed their menu yet again recently after loosing their newest chef. I hope they dont become another queens hideaway and close their doors.

        2. Stumptown is my favorite coffee in all the world. And Duane Sorenson is one of my heroes.

          I currently buy my Stumptown at Ninth Street.

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          1. re: sophie.

            I agree. It's quickly becoming my favorite as well.

            1. re: Nehna

              yeah, ive been drinking stumptown iced americanos at ninth st espresso at the chelsea market like its liquid crack ($3). i finally started buying the whole beans recently. i currently have el salvador los planes, its pretty great. the problem is that at ninth st its hella expensive ($15/bag i think).

              1. re: mrnyc

                I'm planning to pick up a bag very soon - I need to get through the bag of D&D House blend that I got as a gift *and* a bag of Mud coffee first :( Mud is good stuff btw, if you havent tried it.

          2. Yeah, it's in Red Hook too at Kevin's, a new place on Van Brunt at Pioneer. I was there last weekend - delicious fresh ground, not a hint of bitterness, had it with a cappuccino brownie, mmmm ambrosia ...

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            1. re: mariacooks

              Just got back from another trip to Portland, OR, and had a pristine mocha at Stumptown as usual, and brought back 3 pounds of coffee. When does Van Brunt open? It's too good for me to not be there the second it does.